Part of speech: noun

A leaping insect, the male of which makes a chirping sound.

Part of speech: noun

An outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets.

Part of speech: noun

A small footstool.

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Usage examples "cricket":

  1. Portland is blessed with a cricket club, mostly supported by the emigrants from the old country. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. You wrote me that he had rheumatism and I know not what else, and that he was very ill, but he appears to be as lively as a cricket. - "Uncle Vanya", Anton Checkov.
  3. He knows the game, though I believe he never played cricket in his life. - "A Thief in the Night", E. W. Hornung.